Wednesday night, October 3rd, Republican Mitt Romney called Fisker and Tesla ‘losers’ during debate with President Obama.
“I mean, I had a friend who said you don’t just pick the winners and losers, you pick the losers, all right? So this — this is not — this is not the kind of policy you want to have if you want to get America energy secure,” said Romney.
Although Fisker was cut off from the government’s loan for not being able to meet its milestones, Tesla’s CEO Elon Musk announced that the company managed to get back on the track and that he will make a first repayment of the US loan earlier than expected.
“Far from being worried about our survival, the DOE is highly bullish about our future and doesn’t want us to delay early repayment of the loan if we have the cash on hand to do so,” Musk wrote.
Fisker also had something to say to debunk the Romney jab, announcing that the automaker has sold 1,500 units this year, raised $1.2 billion of private equity and that it is now expanding to other markets, including China and the Gulf states in the Middle East.